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Ratstrinkstube (Councillor's Tavern)

The famous clock attracts every hour between 10am and 10pm hundreds of people.
The famous clock attracts every hour between 10am and 10pm hundreds of people.

The former tavern was previously the exclusive preserve of the great and good of the Town Council. Now it welcomes all visitors to Rothenburg. Stop and absorb a little bit of Rothenburg’s venerable history: the clock on the facade of the building illustrates the legend of the Master Draught from 1631. The doors of the clock open every hour on the hour between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. At the behest of Count Tilly, Mayor Nusch drank 3 1/4 liters of Franconian wine in a single gulp, thus saving Rothenburg from destruction.

 

Look up at the gable of the Ratstrinkstube and you will be amazed: as well as the large town clock dating back to 1683 and the date display, you will also see a sun dial from 1768 and the famous city coat of arms!

 

This building now houses the Rothenburg Tourismus Service, which will be pleased to help you in whatever way it can.

 

 


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